Fruitvale

Fruitvale, BC, incorporated as a village in 1952, population 2016 (2011c), 1952 (2006c). The Village of Fruitvale is located in the southern interior of BC close to the US border, 11 km east of TRAIL, 645 km east of Vancouver.

Fruitvale, BC, incorporated as a village in 1952, population 2016 (2011c), 1952 (2006c). The Village of Fruitvale is located in the southern interior of BC close to the US border, 11 km east of TRAIL, 645 km east of Vancouver. Fruitvale was originally a stop on the Great Northern Railway called Beaver Siding. In 1906 a land corporation, Fruitvale Ltd, purchased land on both sides of the stop and changed the name, to Fruitvale. The name was probably chosen as a promotional incentive. In spite of its name, however, agriculture is not the town's main economic activity. The local economic base includes smelting and refining, the production of fertilizer, lumbering and a retail and service sector. Many citizens of Fruitvale work in the neighbouring town of Trail.

Fruitvale
View of Fruitvale, BC, nestled in the Beaver Valley (courtesy Village of Fruitvale).